The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Monday described the Boko Haram sect as a threat to other regions.

He also said US was collaborating with the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to rescue the schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi, Yobe State, recently.

Tillerson said this at a press conference he addressed alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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He said, “I think it is also important to put this in a broad regional context as well. Boko Haram is a threat to other regions and this has been the subject of my meetings elsewhere and in Africa as well.

“In my discussion with President Derby in Chad earlier today (Monday), we spoke about the threat of  Boko Haram and I think it is important and it’s really been powerful.

“The collaboration between the joint task force which Nigeria is a part and Chad is a part, to respond to this threat of terrorism which Boko Haram is one of the organisations, there are other threats that the leadership of this country has to deal with.”

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